Due to demand we are delighted to announce the return of our Solfège Classes. This term we present 3 different levels of 10-week online courses and we are very excited to welcome Clare Dixon and Anne Ralph as our Tutors.
The aim of this course is to develop each participant's sense of musicianship and to develop musicianship skills such as ear training and the ability to sight-read, all while developing a solid understanding of music theory.
To express interest and to receive more information about upcoming solfege courses please email:
A music graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Ciara Coleman undertook two years of postgraduate training at the Kodály Institute in Hungary, graduating with distinction in her Masters in Kodály Music Pedagogy. She specialised in choral conducting under Prof. Peter Erdei, and her studies in Hungary were supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.
From 2011 until 2017, Ciara gained extensive experience as a freelance choral conductor and music educator in Scotland. During this time, Ciara worked as a conductor and musicianship tutor with the Edinburgh branch of the National Youth Choir of Scotland. She designed a Kodály-based practical musicianship programme for the adult education programme at the University of Edinburgh, and taught choir and aural skills at the City of Edinburgh Music School. Returning to Ireland in 2017, Ciara gained her secondary school music teaching certification, graduating with distinction in the Professional Masters of Education at Trinity College. She has recently been appointed to the staff of Presto Project, an El Sistema programme based at St Ultan’s School in Dublin. Ciara continues to work as Director of Musicianship on the annual residential course of the National Girls Choir of Scotland, and since 2017 she has served on the faculty of the Colorado Kodály Institute, teaching conducting and choir on the Masters in Music Education at Colorado State University.
The KSI was delighted to announce the Tutor for our Autumn 2019 term as Ciara Coleman,
a wonderful musician and music educator.